MEXICO – Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary for Health Promotion and Prevention and strategist against the pandemic, reported this Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
“I publicly share that I have COVID-19. I started with symptoms last night, fortunately they are mild, “said the official on his official Twitter account.
The czar against the coronavirus in Mexico said that the antigen test was positive and is awaiting the PCR.
I publicly share that I have # COVID19. I started with symptoms last night, luckily they are mild. The antigen test came back positive and I’m waiting for the PCR. I will be working from home, pending the vaccination strategy.
– Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez (@HLGatell) February 20, 2021
“I will be working from home, pending the vaccination strategy,” he said.
López-Gatell’s management at the forefront of Mexico’s strategy against the pandemic has been controversial and goes through all kinds of criticism that initiate the lack of a forceful statement in favor of the use of the mask as a means to stop infections.
However, López-Gatell has the full support of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.